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Multi-Course Business Offerings

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BUSI PS4007Q Programming in Java. 3 points.

Summer 2017: BUSI PS4007Q
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BUSI 4007 001/13596 W F 5:30pm - 8:40pm
517 Hamilton Hall
Samuel Sultan 3 14/55

BUSI PS4998Q Math Methods for Business.

Both sections meet online.
Fee: Course Fee - 85.00

Students will reach a level of increased competence in mathematics and expand their understanding of the applications of mathematical concepts in business activities. Emphasis is placed upon learning mathematical concepts through practical application to common business problems. By the end of this course, students will have developed the skills necessary to enroll in advanced level business and finance courses. Please note that tuition is the same for online and on-campus courses, there is an additional $85 course fee for online courses.

Summer 2017: BUSI PS4998Q
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BUSI 4998 D01/13146 W 8:10pm - 10:00pm
Online Only
Christos Giannikos 4/50
BUSI 4998 D02/62746 W 8:10pm - 10:00pm
Online Only
Christos Giannikos 0/50

BUSI PS5001D Introduction to Finance. 3 points.

Online option available.

Students will be introduced to the fundamental financial issues of the modern corporation. By the end of this course, students will understand the basic concepts of financial planning, managing growth; debt and equity sources of financing and valuation; capital budgeting methods; and risk analysis, cost of capital, and the process of securities issuance.

Summer 2017: BUSI PS5001D
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BUSI 5001 001/77546 M W 6:10pm - 9:30pm
516 Hamilton Hall
Benedict Okoh 3 30/50
BUSI 5001 D02/76596 Th 8:10pm - 10:00pm
Online Only
Mario Gonzalez-Corzo 3 39/50

BUSI PS5001Q Introduction to Finance. 3 points.

Students will be introduced to the fundamental financial issues of the modern corporation. By the end of this course, students will understand the basic concepts of financial planning, managing growth; debt and equity sources of financing and valuation; capital budgeting methods; and risk analysis, cost of capital, and the process of securities issuance.

Summer 2017: BUSI PS5001Q
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BUSI 5001 003/78546 M W 6:10pm - 9:30pm
516 Hamilton Hall
Hany Guirguis 3 25/50

BUSI PS5003Q Corporate Finance. 3 points.

Online option available.

Prerequisites: BUSI PS5001 Introduction to Finance/or Professor Approval is required

Students will learn the critical corporate finance concepts including financial statement analysis; performance metrics; valuation of stocks and bonds; project and firm valuation; cost of capital; capital investment strategies and sources of capital, and firm growth strategies. At the end of this course students will understand how to apply these concepts to current business problems.

Summer 2017: BUSI PS5003Q
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BUSI 5003 001/13147 M W 6:10pm - 9:30pm
405 International Affairs Bldg
John Van Ness 3 23/50
BUSI 5003 D02/15796 M 8:10pm - 10:00pm
Online Only
Joseph Leonardi 3 36/50

BUSI PS5009Q Financial Accounting. 3 points.

Online option available.

Students will examine the generally accepted account principles (GAAP) underlying financial statements and their implementation in practice. The perspective and main focus of the course is from the users of the information contained in the statements, including investors, financial analysts, creditors and, management. By the end of this class students will be able to construct a cash flow statement, balance sheet and decipher a 10K report.

Summer 2017: BUSI PS5009Q
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BUSI 5009 001/70996 M W 6:10pm - 9:30pm
410 International Affairs Bldg
Marc Blatter 3 17/50
BUSI 5009 D02/71546 Th 8:10pm - 10:00pm
Online Only
Rebecca Shaffer 3 50/50

BUSI PS5010 Managing Human Behavior in the Organization. 3 points.

COURSE MEETS AUG 14-18, 2017

Summer 2017: BUSI PS5010
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BUSI 5010 002/92068 M T W Th 9:00am - 5:00pm
601 Fairchild Life Sciences Bldg
Skye Cleary 3 40/40

BUSI PS5010D Managing Human Behavior in the Organization. 3 points.

Students will gain an overview of major concepts of management and organization theory, concentrating on understanding human behavior in organizational contexts, with heavy emphasis on the application of concepts to solve managerial problems. By the end of this course students will have developed the skills to motivate employees, establish professional interpersonal relationships, take a leadership role, and conduct performance appraisal.

Summer 2017: BUSI PS5010D
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BUSI 5010 001/87996 T Th 6:10pm - 9:30pm
644 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Cynthia Thompson 3 36/50

BUSI PS5015Q Leading Alignment and Agility. 3 points.

This course explains how leaders build competitive advantage within their organizations by creating a clear purpose; then balance it with agile practices that leverage, challenge and evolve that purpose. It explores how leaders use neuroscience-based techniques to unlock performance and adaptability as the speed of change continues to accelerate.

Summer 2017: BUSI PS5015Q
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BUSI 5015 001/97046 M W 6:10pm - 9:30pm
467 Ext Schermerhorn Hall
Ric Oslin 3 10/40

BUSI PS5020D Introduction to Marketing & Marketing Management. 3 points.

Online option available.
Fee: Course Fee - 85.00

Students will learn fundamental marketing concepts and their application. By the end of this class you will know: the elements of a market, company strategy, how to identify customers and competition, the fundamental elements of the marketing mix (product, price, placement and promotion) how to research consumer behavior, and pricing strategies. Students will have extensive use of case study projects.Please note that tuition is the same for online and on-campus courses, there is an additional $85 course fee for online courses.

Summer 2017: BUSI PS5020D
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BUSI 5020 001/93629 T Th 6:10pm - 9:30pm
516 Hamilton Hall
Delia Perez Lozano 3 24/50
BUSI 5020 D02/84691 T 8:10pm - 10:00pm
Online Only
Lauri Harrison 3 32/50

BUSI PS5025Q Marketing Strategy. 3 points.

Online option available.

Prerequisites: BUSI PS5020 Introduction to Marketing/or Professor Approval is required

Students will develop analytical skills used to formulate and implement marketing driven strategies for an organization. Students will develop a deeper understanding of marketing strategies and how to implement tactics to achieve desired goals. Students will work on case study projects in both individual and a team based projects. By the end of this course you will be able to develop a marketing strategy based market assessments and company needs.

Summer 2017: BUSI PS5025Q
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BUSI 5025 001/23096 M W 6:10pm - 9:30pm
601c Fairchild Life Sciences Bldg
Sandy Becker 3 9/40
BUSI 5025 D02/22247 W 8:10pm - 10:00pm
Online Only
Andrew Blum 3 22/50

BUSI PS5030D Developing and Implementing New Ideas: Entrepreneurship. 3 points.

Interested in starting your own company? Do you have an idea for a new product or service? Have you come up with a way to improve something that already exists? This course tackles the central business concept of how one creates, builds and leads companies. It looks at aspects of entrepreneurship and leadership for both individuals and teams in the face of complex situations. Using the case study method as taught in business school, also known as "participant-centered learning," this course puts students in the role of an entrepreneur facing critical business decisions. A selection of guest speakers will offer firsthand experience on innovation and entrepreneurship.

Summer 2017: BUSI PS5030D
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BUSI 5030 001/19691 M W 6:10pm - 9:30pm
627 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Grant Son 3 30/50

BUSI PS5040Q Security Analysis. 3 points.

Prerequisites: BUSI PS5001 Intro to Finance and BUSI PS5003 Corporate Finance or Professor Approval required. If you have not taken PS5001 or PS5003 at Columbia University, please contact gmm2133@columbia.edu for professor approval.

Students will learn about the valuation of publicly traded equity securities. By the end of the semester students will be able to perform fundamental analysis ("bottoms-up," firm-level, business and financial analysis), prepare pro forma financial statements, estimate free cash flows and apply valuation models.

Summer 2017: BUSI PS5040Q
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BUSI 5040 001/83780 T Th 6:10pm - 9:30pm
516 Hamilton Hall
Guy Miller 3 31/50

BUSI PS5301Q Managing Information and Knowledge. 3 points.

  In this course students learn the principles of management as they relate to enterprise-wide information and knowledge services. Attention is given to the philosophy and history of information and knowledge services, specifically as this background affects students’ future performance as managers and leaders in the workplace. The focus is on management and leadership skills, knowledge sharing, and the role of knowledge strategy in strengthening the corporate knowledge culture.

Summer 2017: BUSI PS5301Q
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BUSI 5301 001/11529 T Th 6:10pm - 9:30pm
304 Hamilton Hall
Guy St. Clair 3 11/40

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